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Mark Catesby - Life and works

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Naturalist, born in Sudbury, Suffolk, E England, UK. He studied natural history in London and first came to America in 1712. He lived in Virginia for seven years and diligently sent collections of plants and seeds to England, where he returned in 1719. From 1722 he was back in America, travelling in the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida to observe the region's natural life. In England from 1726, he wrote and illustrated The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands, published at intervals in 1731–48.

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